Acts 5:29

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Peter, and the other Apostles answered, and saide, Wee ought to obey God rather then men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter and the Apostles, answering, said, We have to do the orders of God, not of man.
- Basic English Bible

But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.
- Darby Bible

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
- Webster's Bible

Peter and the other Apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than man.
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- World English Bible

And Petre answeride, and the apostlis, and seiden, It bihoueth to obeie to God, more than to men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:29


5:29 Then Peter - In the name of all the apostles, said - He does not now give them the titles of honour, which he did before, #Ac 4:8|; but enters directly upon the subject, and justifies what he had done. This is, as it were, a continuation of that discourse, but with an increase of severity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:29


Ac 5:29-32 Then Peter . . . answered. Peter's defense asserts (1) that God must be obeyed rather than earthly rulers; (2) God raised up Jesus whom they hanged on the cross; (3) exalted him to his right hand; (4) to be a Prince and Savior, to grant Israel the opportunity to repent, and to obtain forgiveness; (5) that they were witnesses of these facts, and so was the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Kimbalia Valenrine
    I love that no matter what man said or tried to do Peter stood fast to the word of God
  • Irene123
    To Joseph on v.30 - as you see it; Heb. 11:1. Also, it says 'tree', so how do you know it wasn't a literal Olive or Fig tree, still growing in the ground? He was 'nailed' to something. but as I see it - that/s what saves us and is important: Acts 2:38 is our salvation: PETER said so (and so did Jesus in Matt. 28:19). The 'tree' is just something one uses as a distraction to those searching.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Behold verse 29 ! Enough said. Gods will be done in and through Christ our Blessed Lord and Savior indeed Amen and Amen. God Bless you. Shalom Yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Patrick steven
    acts is teaching me that we must not lie to believers because Holly spirit can expose you.
  • BSP
    Verse 29 shows that's God's laws must be obeyed above man's laws. When a law a man makes conflicts with God's law then we must follow the words found here in this verse.
  • Lilian
    Disobedience to God's words is the first sin that we have committed. That is why Jesus was given for us so that we may all have life in abundance. From his blood our sins are forgiven and we are pardoned he paid the price on the cross and the cross was the tree of life. A cross where he shed his blood for us. This is the cross where Jesus destroy the works of the defeated devil . Thank u Lord

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